Krutika Hegde Hegde 1
Myth/Folk Per. 5
5 May 2014
Bigfoot is a Hoax
Bigfoot is, without a doubt, the biggest unexplainable mystery in all of North America. Although the history has been documented for years, several people agree that Bigfoot is not real. Researchers have found that 70% of Bigfoot sightings have been a misidentification. Scientists label Bigfoot to be a hoax rather than a living animal. The question remains, what are the most compelling pieces of evidence proving Bigfoot's nonexistence?
J.W. Burns who contributed to the legends part in a newspaper coined the origin of the Bigfoot legend, also known as Sasquatch, in the1920s. However, in 1958 is when the Bigfoot legend spread throughout the United States after Gerald Crew claimed to find large footprints of Bigfoot at a construction site. Throughout history, stories of a giant, ape-like creature have existed in various parts of the world.
However, all of these stories have ended up being hoax proving Bigfoot is not real.
There are several pieces of evidence supporting the nonexistence of Bigfoot. One of the biggest fact is the lack of quality in evidence over many years. For example, throughout history there have only been few witnesses, blurry photographs, and some fake footprints. Why is it that every time a recording of Bigfoot has gotten caught on camera, there are always branches or trees in the way? There is only one explanation: the people recording it have made it a certain way so the video is unclear to the audience. Many eyewitnesses who have claimed to see Bigfoot have only gave blurry images. However, these images are no proof. According to Benjamin Radford from Discovery News: "These photos show something that is probably alive, it's probably dark, it's not a cat, it's not...